Dordt College Women's Basketball vs. Doane

December 8, 2007

Game Media

(Crete, Nebraska) The Dordt College Defender women's basketball team lost an 82-69 decision to the Doane College Tigers on Saturday, December 8 in Crete, Nebraska.

The Defenders held a 23-20 lead with 7:08 left to go in the first half after a Jenny Miller three-point basket. Doane answered with three-pointer of their own and the two teams were tied at 25-25 before Doane extended the lead to 32-25 with 3:54 left in the half. The Defenders managed to score the next nine points for a two point lead-- with a little over two minutes left in the half but the Tigers re-took the lead and wouldn't give it up the rest of the game.

Dordt trailed 39-36 at halftime and managed to tie the game at 41-41 on an Amber Soodsma three-pointer. The Defenders managed to keep the game close, trailing by four with 11:53 left in the game but the Tigers gradually pulled away to a double digit lead with 5:29 left and rode that home for a 13 point win.

The Defenders made 22-54 shots from the floor and were led by Amber Soodsma's 19 points--16 of which came in the first half. Kate Du Mez and Kara Karlsgodt both had 12 and McKinzie Schmidt had eight points and a team high 11 rebounds. Soodsma had three assists and the Defenders were slightly outrebounded 46-37.

Doane was topped by Lindsay Anderson with 21 points and Vanessa Munter had 18 poins and eight rebounds.

Dordt is now 1-7 overall and 0-4 Great Plains Athletic Conference Doane improves to 8-5 overall and 3-1 in the GPAC. Dordt has a full week off before facing Dana on Saturday, December 15 in Blair, Nebraska in their final game before Christmas.

GPAC Scores from Saturday
Morningside 85, Dana 60
Northwestern 98, Mount Marty 82
Hastings 67, Sioux Falls 51
Doane 82, Dordt 69
Concordia 70, Dakota Wesleyan 57
Midland Lutheran 67, Briar Cliff 62

GPAC Standings
Morningside 4-0
Northwestern 3-0
Concordia 4-1
Hastings 4-1
Doane 4-1
Briar Cliff 3-2
Midland Lutheran 2-2
Dakota Wesleyan 2-3
Sioux Falls 1-3
Nebraska Wesleyan 1-3
Dordt 0-4
Mount Marty 0-4
Dana 0-4

Dordt's Current Record: 1-7 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 8-5 (4-1)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 36 33 69
Doane 39 43 82
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
McKinzie Schmidt 11
Amber Soodsma 5
Kara Karlsgodt 4
Kate Du Mez 4
Team Total: 36
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Vanessa Munter 8
Alissa Holland 6
Brittany Lurz 5
Team Total: 44
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Amber Soodsma 19
Kara Karlsgodt 12
Kate Du Mez 12
McKinzie Schmidt 8
Team Total: 69
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Lindsay Anderson 21
Vanessa Munter 18
Amy Fox 9
Desirae Albus 8
Team Total: 82
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 22/54 41%
3-Point Field Goals: 5/10 50%
Free Throws: 20/35 57%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 30/67 45%
3-Point Field Goals: 2/11 18%
Free Throws: 20/28 71%

For more information, please contact Mike Byker, Sports Information Director, at mbyker@dordt.edu or (712) 722-6301.